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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Ripon Basin
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

Escape from Microsoft - my experiences with Linux.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 47

Friday 28 November 2014

The tiller and the rudder were gaily painted too, and round each of them a length of thin line was twisted in that complex ornamental knot which watermen call a Turk’s head. Whenever the boats came to rest for a day Mrs. Green scrubbed and pipeclayed the Turks’ heads, so that the strands were snow-white. From the rudder-head a plume of horsehair streamed astern. On the deck a spare rope lay religiously coiled and flat. The Greens kept no song-birds.

Everything about their boats was tidy and clean and proudly cared for. Soon Jane saw other boats which had lost their spirits; their Turks’ heads were dingy, and their brass knobs lustreless, and she became a partner in the pride of the Greens, and determined that in future the Blackbird should be clean and bright and tidy like the Adventure.

A. P. Herbert - The Water Gipsies

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